A 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 burns on Brampton Assembly line

Thanks to cell phone shots and information on the enthusiast forum Moparts.com, we have learned that in the last week a limited edition 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 caught fire and burned inside of the automaker’s Brampton, Ontario assembly facility.

The image that was posted on Moparts reportedly was sent to a member of the community this past week with the picture (Image courtesy of Moparts) being captured by a plant worker on or around April 3rd, 2011. The story behind the image is that the 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 was entering the final stages of production when a packet of papers with build information got too close to a heat lamp and caught fire – clearly destroying the limited edition Challenger.

The discussion on Moparts and a variety of other sites have simply refered to the charred muscle car as a Dodge Challenger but in looking at the paint color and wheels, this appears to be one of the limited edition 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 Inaugural Edition models. The damaged wheels shown in the Moparts image are exclusive to the early SRT8 392 models as is the metallic blue paint option but interestingly, this Challenger doesn’t have the white stripes that run the length of the car. The gallery below has an image of one of these limited edition Challengers from the debut at the 2010 LA Auto Show – showing the SRT wheels, blue paint and white stripes.

According to Wheels.ca, a Chrysler representative stated that on April 3rd, the 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 pictured was involved in a “minor fire” and that the cause had not yet been determined. They also pointed out that fires do happen from time to time and no one was injured before the building’s sprinkler system extinguished the blaze.


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